Mayer Brown appoints new managing partner

April 18, 2018 Mayer Brown has replaced its managing partner, appointing City-based Jeremy Clay to the leadership position.

Mayer Brown has been led by litigator Kenneth Geller since 2009. Geller is a Washington-based veteran. His successor Clay was previously a partner at Rowe & Maw, a legacy firm of Mayer Brown & Platt.

Clay’s appointment to the role follows a rocky year for the firm. In the last year Mayer Brown experienced a 18% decrease in employees, a figure brought about by departures to such firms as Kennedys and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, although the addition of private equity partner Neil Evans, who joined the firm from
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, was a win for the firm.

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